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Welcome to the Biology Department

The Science Building

Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses. 



The Great Northern Cod Comeback

Dr. Rose's co-author Dr. Sherrylynn Rowe with a large cod being tagged and released (Victoria Neville)

A recent publication by Dr. George Rose and Dr. Sherrylynn Rowe (Marine Institute) documents the recovery of northern Atlantic cod off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador over the past decade.

Research, led by Dr. George Rose, tracks what is arguably the most important comeback of any fish stock worldwide. Studying the great northern Atlantic cod stock complex off Newfoundland and Labrador, once considered among the largest cod stocks in the world before its disastrous decline in the 1990s, Dr. Rose documents the stock’s rebound over the past decade from tens of thousands to several hundred thousand tonnes and growing.

You can also listen to  Dr. George Rose on CBC's Quirks and Quarks talking about the recovery of the Northern cod population!

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Research investigates invasive species impacts on Newfoundland's terrestrial mammal food web

Dr. Shawn Leroux

Dr. Shawn Leroux and Justin Strong, a former undergraduate student in his lab, recently released a paper investigating the impacts of invasive terrestrial mammal species on Newfoundland’s terrestrial mammal food web.

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